There are times, as referees, we don’t know if a player’s action is delaying a restart (DR) or not. If it is, we have to issue a yellow card. But there are many instances where a player’s action appears to fall short of a cautionable offence. What do you do when you are unsure?
The video below goes over six simple questions you can ask yourself. DR is not like DOGSO where you have to check all the boxes. For DR, you need to look at various considerations and decide if a player’s action qualifies as DR.